Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

My son needs a laptop

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone please don't shout at me for this question but my son needs a laptop for school but I don't know what to get the budget is around £650 (~$850) it's for school but I'm sure he will want to play some games on it. One thing I do know is that he won't want an Apple laptop as his uses strictly android smartphones.

So what do you recommend?

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Lenovo1984 said:

Other than the budget, why not an Apple device? Plenty of people use macOS and Android together. 

He also wants to play games and windows is generally better for that.

PC Specs:

CPU: AMD 1700x Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: Asus Crosshair VI Hero RAM: 4 * 8GB G.Skill RGB DDR4 Graphics: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB Case: Fractal Design Meshify C PSU: EVGA 750w G3 Monitors: Dell SG2716DG +  2x Dell U2515H


Freenas specs:

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2650 V2 Cooler: Some noctua cooler Motherboard: Supermicro X9 SRL-F RAM: 8 * 8GB Samsung DDR3 ECC Storage: 6 * 4TB Seagate 7200 RPM RAIDZ2 Controller: LSI H220 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro PSU: EVGA 650w G3


Phone: iPhone 6S 32 GB Space Grey

Link to post
Share on other sites

Get a Thinkpad, used/refurb or new. I can suggest more models but I need more info...does he want a 12.5" screen, 14", or 15.6"? Lots of ports? Removeable battery? Does he want something thin and light?

Quote me to see my reply!


CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Northgate Omnikey Ultra Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE


I like old-ass keyboards, Volvos, Thinkpads, and fountain pens.


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with @kelvinhall05, a Thinkpad is probably your best bet, or perhaps a Surface Laptop if you can find one.

I'd check the Lenovo site around Black Friday though; they usually have insane sales.

Current PC:




Mothballed PC:



CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red



Link to post
Share on other sites

A used surface laptop is a great bet. I got my surface laptop 2 (256gb i5) for £500 a month ago and its a beautiful, incredibly well built machine. Another option would be a used/new Hp elitebook, something from the 800 series most likely. An 830/840 G5 or G6 would do him well as they are very nice machines with good build that can be had for sub 500 easily. 

Desktop: Slick

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600    Motherboard: Asus Prime X470-Pro    RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200mhz CL16   GPU: GTX 1080 8GB 

Storage: Samsung PM981 256GB (970 EVO)    PSU: Corsair TX650M   Case: Lian-Li PCO11 Dynamic - White  Fans: Deepcool RF120mm RGB

Peripherals: HP Omen X 35 Ultrawide (3440x1440, 100hz, G-Sync), Logitech g903, mdr-1000x, umc22 + AKG D5, Drevo Blademaster 87K RGB (Gateron Browns)

Laptop: Surface Laptop 2 Platinum - i5 8250u, 8gb ram, 256gb nvme, 13 inch pixelsense touch display

Phone: Huawei Mate 20 pro 128gb Black + iphone 6s 32gb gold



Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now